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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: Gnome 4 out
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Gnome 4 out
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http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20120402#humour

"One glance at the following screenshot and I think that all will agree that
the GNOME developers have really outdone themselves this time. It's obvious
that they've given the whole "desktop" metaphor a complete rethink. Gone
are menus, icons, task bars, minimize and maximize buttons, the archaic
Start button, wallpapers or even a command prompt. Rather, we are presented
with a pleasant default blue screen (note that the color is non-
configurable). It is the bold simplicity of this approach that makes GNOME
4 so powerful.

..

One of the first and most surprising issues to pop up soon after the first
preview of the GNOME 4 desktop was made available came in the form of a
Cease and Desist letter from Microsoft's lawyers. "The design of the GNOME
4 default screen bears an uncanny resemblance to a patented design that
Microsoft has used since at least 1995," the letter stated. "Microsoft will
vigorously defend its intellectual property against infringement." Attached
was a photo showing the patented [blue screen] design that was the default
desktop from Windows 95 on through XP:
"
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